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Home > News > December 2003 > 16-Dec-2003

Increase in work-based learning

Figures published today by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) show increases in the numbers of people undertaking Work-Based Learning.

A total of 512,000 trainees participated in Work-Based Learning during 2002/03. The average number in learning was 273,000 a small increase over last year’s figure of 271,000.

The average number in learning on Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) in 2002/03 was 224.3 thousand. This is 5% more than 2001/02 (213.5 thousand). There has been a shift from NVQ learning to Modern Apprenticeships.

The most popular area of learning in WBL was Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing (18.1 per cent of learners), with Retail, Customer Service & Transportation and Business administration, Management & Professional being the next two most popular areas of learning (14.5 per cent and 12.4 per cent respectively).

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